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Photos: StoryMobs brings the wild rumpus to Nathan Phillips Square

On July 13, Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square turned into a wild rumpus, thanks to the inaugural StoryMobs, a literary flash mob designed for kids.

Organized by children’s book advocate Roxanne Deans and costume designer Gretel Meyer Odell, the series kicked off with a group reading of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are. StoryMobs provided accessories and props, although many of the families came decked out in their own ears, tails, and crowns (and carrying donations for the Children’s Book Bank).

Future Story Mobs will take place on July 27 for Phoebe Gillman’s Jillian Jiggs; Aug. 17 for Robert Munsch’s The Paper Bag Princess; and an unannounced title on Sept. 7.